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De Quincey

Thomas De Quincey

De Quincey

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Published by Published for the Mentor Association by Doubleday, Page & Co. in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Bliss Perry.
SeriesPocket university -- v. 4, pt. 2, [Howard collection]
ContributionsPerry, Bliss, 1860-1954
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 157 p. ;
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22233566M

It was only when De Quincey, a chronic procrastinator, failed to answer repeated letters from James Thomas Fields [35] that the American publisher proceeded independently, reprinting the author's works from their original magazine appearances. He then argues instead that opium allows people be their best selves morally and intellectually by alleviating the pain they experience from their everyday, physical problems. Buildings, landscapes, etc were exhibited in proportions so vast as the bodily eye is not fitted to conceive. His literary style in the revised version of the Confessions, however, tends to be difficult, involved, and even verbose. He wishes other addicts luck in quitting.

Twenty-two volumes of De Quincey's Writings were issued from to Since there was little systematic study of narcotics until long after his death, De Quincey's account assumed an authoritative status and actually dominated the scientific and public views of the effects of opium for several generations. It was reprinted as a book in This evidence respected London only. Apologies if this happened, because human users outside of Germany who are making use of the eBooks or other site features should almost never be blocked.

Another "Notice to the Reader" attempts to clarify the chronology of the whole. About the Series: For over years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. When the original was printed in book form the following year, he added an Appendix on the withdrawal process; and he inserted significant material on the medical aspects of opium into his revision. Apologies if this happened, because human users outside of Germany who are making use of the eBooks or other site features should almost never be blocked. De Quincey edited and revised his works for the Hogg edition; the second edition of the Confessions was prepared for inclusion in Selections Grave and Gay….


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From July to NovemberDe Quincey lived as a wayfarer. I have often been asked, how I first came to be a regular opium-eater; and have suffered, very unjustly, in the opinion of my acquaintance, from being reputed to have brought upon myself all the sufferings which I shall have to record, by a long course of indulgence in this practice purely for the sake of creating an artificial state of pleasurable excitement.

In 'The English Mail-Coach', the tragedies of De Quincey's past are played out with horrifying repetitiveness against a backdrop of Britain as a Protestant and an imperial power. He set out on foot with only his clothes and two books, and ended up traveling to North Wales.

Such self-conquest may be set off in counterbalance to any degree of self-indulgence. Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. The edition includes an Introduction to the life and works of De Quincey, and a Chronology, which enhance the study, understanding, and enjoyment of these works.

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He was "a champion of aristocratic privilege," reserved " Jacobin " as his highest term of opprobrium, held reactionary views on the Peterloo Massacre and the Sepoy rebellionon Catholic Emancipation and the enfranchisement of the common people, and yet was also a staunch abolitionist on the issue of slavery.

Collected works[ edit ] During the final decade of his life, De Quincey laboured on a collected edition of his works. Nothing, indeed, is more revolting to English feelings, than the spectacle of a human being obtruding on our notice his moral ulcers or scars, and tearing away that 'decent drapery,' which time, or indulgence to human frailty, may have drawn over them: accordingly, the greater part of our confessions that is, spontaneous and extra-judicial confessions proceed from demireps, adventurers, or swindlers: and for any such acts of gratuitous seif-humihation from those who can be supposed in sympathy with the decent and self-respecting part of society, we must look to French literature, or to that part of the German, which is tainted with the spurious and defective sensibility of the French.

Suspiria de Profundis centers on the profound afflictions of De Quincey's childhood, and examines the powerful and often paradoxical relationship between drugs and human creativity.

Although he appreciated one teacher he had at Eton, he mostly looked down on his teachers because they were not as fluent as he was in ancient Greek — his academic passion.

In Stock Overview "I took it: - and in an hour, oh! Shelby Hughes created Jynxies Natural Habitat, an online archive of stamp art on glassine heroin bags, under the pseudonym "Dequincey Jinxey," in reference to De Quincey.

Thomas De Quincey (1785

Ann became a prostitute after her belongings were stolen, and she becomes good friends with De Quincey. Guilt and misery shrink, by a natural instinct, from public notice: they court privacy and solitude: and, even in their choice of a grave, will sometimes sequester themselves from the general population of the churchyard, as if declining to claim fellowship with the great family of man, and wishing in the affecting language of Mr Wordsworth — Humbly to express A penitential loneliness.

He notes that in his early years of taking opium, he only took it once a week and usually as a social activity. Twenty-two volumes of De Quincey's Writings were issued from to At seventeen, he ran away from his current boarding school because his guardians would not let him drop out.

Yet De Quincey's writings were so voluminous and widely dispersed that further collections followed: two volumes of The Uncollected Writingsand two volumes of Posthumous Works — As he increased his daily dose of laudanum, De Quincey became physically weak and lost many of his intellectual faculties.Paperback.

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'People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed - a knife - a purse - and a dark lane.'In this provocative and blackly funny essay, Thomas de Quincey considers murder in a purely aesthetic light and.

The edition presents De Quincey's work in all of its rich variety, and offers the most thorough and accurate annotation of De Quincey's major works ever compiled. Thomas De Quincey: 21st-Century Oxford Authors is the most comprehensive selection of De Quincey's writings published in decades, andBrand: Queen's National Scholar Robert Morrison.

Apr 23,  · I f ever there was a one-book wonder, that wonder was Thomas De Quincey. Few people could name another book after Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and.

In this spirit, ten of the top De Quincey scholars in the world have come together in this volume to engage directly with the immense amount of new information to be published on De Quincey in the past two decades.

The book features wide-ranging and incisive assessments of De Quincey as essayist, addict, economist, subversive, biographer. De Quincey's father Thomas was a cloth merchant in Manchester, the cradle of English industry, and the family lived in a pleasant country home.

De Quincey was the fourth of five children; he was close to his siblings and was deeply affected by the deaths of his sisters Jane and Elizabeth during his childhood.

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